|Birth: ||Aug. 7, 1891|
|Death: ||Oct. 1, 1965|
Son of George B. Smith and Minnie Reed.
He was a farmer and member of a pioneer Howard County family.
After being ran over by his tractor, he got in his car and drove 20 miles to his home before being taken to the hospital where he died.
The following article was published in the Big Spring Daily Herald on Friday, October 1, 1965:
John C. Smith Dies Of
Tractor Mishap Injuries
John Calvin Smith, 74, who first came to Howard County 66 years ago, died early today of injuries received Wednesday when his tractor ran over him.
The mishap occurred on his farm north of town, but he drove himself home after the tractor had apparently passed over his chest and possibly his head. His condition Thursday was regarded as serious, and he died at 12:10 a.m. Friday at a hospital where he was taken by ambulance after getting home.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Nalley-Pickle Rosewood Chapel, and burial will be in the Trinity Memorial Park. The Rev. Robert F. Polk, First Baptist pastor, will officiate, and there will be Masonic rites by No. 598 A&FM.
Born in Limestone County, Aug. 7 1891, Mr. Smith came in 1899 with his family to Howard County and settled in the Luther-Vincent area. He was married on Jan. 2, 1917 to Ollie May Dempsey in Lamesa, and in 1921 they moved to Coleman where they resided until 1928 when they returned here to make their home permanently at 1704 Johnson Street.
For many years he was associated with Frank Powell in the operation of the Texaco Service Station at Third and Johnson, and then he operated it by himself for several more years.
Mr. Smith was bookkeeper for W. D. Caldwell Company for about 15 years before retiring to devote his time to his stock farm.
He was a member of Staked Plains Lodge 598, A&FM, of Coleman Chapter 287 Royal Arch Masons, Coleman Chapter 222 Royal and Select Masters, and a member of the Dallas Consistory of Scottish Rite.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. John C. Smith; one daughter, Mrs. R. W. (Fern) Hurn; and two grandchildren, Richard Bruce and Gwendolyn Hurn, all of Bartlesville, Okla.
He also leaves two brothers, A. G. Smith, Luther, and Norvin M. Smith, Lubbock; one sister, Mrs. Akin (Ruby) Simpson Sr.
The casket will remain open at the funeral home until time for the services, when it will be closed for the last time.
Trinity Memorial Park
Created by: Dennis Alan Deel
Record added: Jul 18, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73568979